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The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.
“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,”said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”
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They touch on something that most forget when thinking about renewable energy v. fossil fuels, volatility of cost. 
Renewable energy has zero fluctuations in price. There is no money used for fuel to create electricity, therefore there are no fluctuations in energy costs. Fossil Fuels, on the other hand, must be purchased at market value, which means that the cost to produce electricity can change. This leads to changes in the cost to consumers.
And when was the last time you have seen the cost of fossil fuels go down over the long term? 
Wouldn’t you rather have the cost of electricity to be constant rather than a continued escalation of prices?
-The Liberal Tony 

"I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark."

- Andrea Gibson, Slip Your Mind (via larmoyante)

"τέτλαθι δή, κραδίη: καὶ κύντερον ἄλλο ποτ᾽ ἔτλης."

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Homer, Odyssey 20:18
"Take courage, my heart: you have been through worse than this."

"Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this."  (via mirroir)

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"You are made
out of comets
and stars.

Do not surround
yourself with those
that treat you like
dirt and dust."

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."

- Frida Kahlo

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"Nothing made sense to me any more. I knew I was young, I knew I was small. But I was worried that I might already be ruined."

- Augusten Burroughs

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"If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”"

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Kendra Wells (via belle-de-nuit)

Well this is fucking surreal

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